If you follow here regularly, you may have seen my announcement last week that I am curating an Etsy pop up shop here in Austin. The event is free and open to the public. It will feature local artisans and will be held at West Elm. You can read more about it here.
If you're anywhere near Austin, I would LOVE for you to come by! I really enjoy meeting readers and events like these make that happen.
I introduced some of the vendors in Wednesday's post. Today I will introduce another handful and hopefully tomorrow I will reveal the final group of vendors.
Leah Duncan is a trained commercial printer, but a self taught artist, illustrator and textile designer. A native of South Carolina, Leah moved to Austin just a few years ago. I adore her sunny illustrations and her fabrics are insanely gorgeous. You can learn more about Leah at her website here and visit her etsy shop here.
Besem Natural Scents is run in Central Texas by the Lawhon family. They specialize in natural palm and beeswax candles and cold processed soaps. They use organic ingredients whenever possible and employ over 30 essential oils to create their own subtle fragrances. You can visit their website here and their etsy shop here.
Letterpress Delicacies is an Austin based letterpress studio. They offer hand-printed goods that celebrate the beauty of life, love, and friendship. They print each item one at a time, with care and attention to detail. Maybe it's the Portlander in me-but I love that rainy day print :) You can visit their etsy shop here.
Kimball Prints is run by Carolyn, a former Kentucky girl who now lives and works in Austin. Her work is inspired by her travels and the intersection of history and memory, usually tied to a specific place or landscape. In addition to creating her own work, she also helps run The Women Printmaker's of Austin Studio. You can visit her etsy shop here.
MAKEatx is a very interesting endeavor. Run by two friends who love to makes things-MAKEatx will be a member-based workshop where Austinites can pursue their diverse interests and activities independently and creatively. You can find out a lot more about the project at the website here. For now, the pair has opened an etsy shop featuring their original laser cut designs. I adore this Austin cityscape shown above. I cannot wait to see how MAKEatx grows and involves over the next several months. Making workshops? Count me in!
(image by Meghan Heller)
And the final vendor I'm introducing today are the folks from The Peached Tortilla. The Peached Tortilla was started just a few months back by two local chefs. Their food runs the gamut from tacos to sliders to banh mi, but all of it looks and sounds delicious! I cannot wait to sample their goodies at the pop up shop.
Thanks for reading and hope you all have a lovely weekend!
Back tomorrow to introduce the final group of vendors.